Last year I “joined” Twitter to publicize this Blog. I started by tweeting announcements of each new Post. But then I began thinking about golf poetry and Twitter. Since Tweets are limited to 140 characters, I concluded that Twitter poems would have to be short, [Tw]o-l[ine] verses. Thus, the birth of the Twitter Twine.
So in early November, I started putting Golf Twines on Twitter from time to time. In case you missed some or all of them, here are the better ones (in my opinion):
Firs,t a Twine that describes the Blog:
Golf Course of Rhymes, where stories are told,
The prose mostly current, the poetry old.
A Twine about Michelle Wie tweeted just before she won her first LPGA tournament.
A Wie win,
Would be big.
And it was.
A Boston Twine that is even more meaningful with six inches of snow on the ground.
Golf and Winter, total frustration,
Unless you are living far south of South Station!
And here are a couple of Twines that I did not write.
From tee to green he may reap the crop —
But what’s the use when his putts won’t drop. (Grantland Rice)
There’s many a man now swinging a club,
Who ought to be mowing a lawn. (W. H. Webling)
And here are a few more that I wrote.
Had Tiger come clean before being hounded,
Could he have escaped without being pounded?
A loud guy riding and smoking a stogie,
Is not my first choice to beat Colonel Bogey.
If at first you don’t succeed,
Golf’s for you, it’s guaranteed!
Please consider a comment or a Golf Twine of your own below.